Palau Country Profile (World Bank)

Status under International Climate Change Law

  • UNFCCC: accession (December 10, 1999) and entry into force (March 9, 2000)
  • KP: accession (December 10, 1999) and entry into force (February 16, 2005)
    • Quantified emission limitation or reduction commitment: N/A
  • Vienna Convention: accession (May 29, 2001)
  • Montreal Protocol: accession (May 29, 2001)
  • LRTAP: N/A
  • Energy Charter: N/A
  • Energy Efficiency Protocol: N/A
  • Espoo Convention: N/A
  • 2020 Commitment: 20% contribution of renewable energy to the energy mix and 30% reduction in energy consumption through energy efficiency/conservation
    • INDC summary – includes LULUCF and gases covered (Center for Climate and Energy Solutions 2015)
    • INDC summary – includes adaptation and conditions for implementation (Climate Policy Observer 2016)

Federal Laws on Climate Change


Air Protection

Forests and Land Use

Environmental Impact Assessment


National Plans, Programs and Initiatives

Local, State, and Regional Legislation and Initiatives

Government Documents

Additional Resources


Updated as of: August 14, 2015